It has been…
Well, the last six weeks have seemed like forever. At times it was very difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel, but we hung on. By the skin of our teeth, but we did.
We have never lost our faith. We faltered a few times, but never fallen.
The last two years have shown us that we are not alone, ever. Even when we felt the most alone, we weren’t. We have received many blessings and we are grateful. More grateful than we can express.
We began to see the light at the end of the tunnel-it started as a spark and it grew exponentially-traveling from a family member, friend, acquaintance-then passed to another.
Not only did we see the light, we felt the warmth and the love.
Thank You. Thank You. THANK YOU!!!!!
Thank you for the prayers, the well wishes, the notes, the texts, the cards, the calls. They mean more than you know. They give us strength and hope and let us know that we are not alone.
Thank you for adding our family to prayer chains, it is amazing to meet people and find although you have never met-they have been praying for you. For your health, your faith, family and finances. We have been overwhelmed by the love that has been shared with us and for us.
Thank you for the dropped off meals, invites to dinner, the cupcakes, the eyes that you keep on my children, the support that you have shown my husband. These things have helped immensely.
Watching my life-from my bed-I am amazed at the people that we have in our lives. We are surrounded by the most incredible people.
Without life to distract me…
It leaves too much time to worry. Of course I worry about myself, I am so afraid that this is it, the best it will ever be. That this is all that I will ever have. But I mostly worry about my children and my husband. It is so hard to feel I am unable to give them everything that they need. Physically, mentally, emotionally and financially.
My daughter, Georgia, decided to be a part of the marching band this year. She devoted a huge portion of her summer break to band camp and practice. You could see how much she loved it. I have never seen her exude so much joy and “belonging”. She has found where she fits, where she thrives. And we wanted to be able to provide that for her.
When I became sick I also became unable to earn a paycheck. Not only were our family finances drastically reduced-my medical bills were once again becoming astronomical. Putting food on the table and paying the basic monthly bills has to come first and we were struggling to figure out how to pay the fees for marching band. It broke our hearts.
Then we received this email on my birthday:
“I’m writing to advise that Georgia’s fees have been paid in full by an anonymous individual.”
What a weight this took off our shoulders. If our “Anonymous Donor” is reading this-know that this deeply appreciated, there is no greater gift that you could have given us. The gift of happiness for our child. May you be blessed indeed.
And last but not least, our neighbors knocked on the door a few weeks ago and presented us with a wheelchair. I had been unable to attend Georgia’s Band Performances because of weakness. I could not walk down the driveway, let alone walk the distance from the parking lot to the performance area. We had looked into renting a wheelchair, but the expense prohibited it. I have now been able to attend two of the Marching Band events and I enjoyed watching my daughter and her friends!
Once again, I want to Thank You. Taking time out of your day to think of us, to show up for us, to pray for our family…I cannot express how much it means to us. You have helped us stay strong, to keep the faith. To know that no matter what happens, we are not alone.
May you all “Be Blessed Indeed”!